Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Video + Review: Street Art Cookbook


Street Art Cookbook aims to do it all. It claims to be "the complete do-it-yourself guide to street art." I was excited to see a book that helps aspiring street artists with their desires to create art in public spaces. But can it really do it all?

Street Art Cookbook
Street Art Cookbook is a nice hardcover and is compact. As soon as I got it, I delved right into reading it. I was very impressed. It covers a lot! You get instructions on how to make posters and also your own paste for wheat pasting. It discusses the right way of creating stencils from start to finish. It shows you how to do screen printing, make your own stickers and even how to make your own markers.

Not only does each section have instructions and visuals (i.e., pictures of stencils), it also has commentaries from street artists involved in that medium. Street artists from around the world, including France, Brazil, Sweden and the United States, share their insights. This book is made by street artists for street artists.

The book delivers as promised. You can pick up Street Art Cookbook on Amazon.
Street Art Cookbook
Street Art Cookbook

Street Art Cookbook
Street Art Cookbook

Street Art Cookbook
Street Art Cookbook

Disclaimer: GraffHead.com was not compensated for this review. However, Dokument Press was nice enough to provide us with a copy of the book. Dokument Press is a Swedish publisher focusing subcultures including art. We have previously reviewed one of the publisher’s other books: Cholo Writing: Latino Gang Graffiti in Los Angeles.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fear + Kofie Production

Here is a brand new production painted by Fear UTI DCV and Kofie UTI RF in Los Angeles. This is part of a larger UTI wall that was unfortunately covered. I will be going back and taking more pictures.
Fearo UTI DCV + Kofie UTI RF
Fearo UTI DCV + Kofie UTI RF

Friday, August 27, 2010

Back in the Day - Xpres CBS

Xpres CBS
This character by Xpres CBS was painted around 1993-1994. This was the era before the fancy European paints. This was most likely painted with Krylon paint.

You can see in the background a dragon piece painted by Mear. To the right of the character are letters by Anger and Xist spelling out CannaBiS. This character by Xpres and the Conart piece painted by Mear were two of my favorite works in the early 1990s.

Futurama - Los Angeles Graffiti Production

Another great production by Dytch and Kym CBS. This time they are joined by Bons and Bamf who painted the letters. This wall was painted in July. We have a great video featuring Dytch coming up later this year.
Bons + BAMF + Dytch CBS + Kym CBS
Bons + BAMF + Dytch CBS + Kym CBS

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mini Superheroes - San Francisco Mission District

From our recent trip to the Bay Area. This wall was painted by Keb, Wand and Buter in San Francisco's Mission District. I believe this was painted in 2009. This is a really fun wall with mini superheroes surrounding all the letters.
Keb Wand Buter ICP
Keb Wand Buter ICP

Keb ICP
Keb ICP

User Submission - Timer SWI KAF

Timer SWI KAF
Timer SWI KAF

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 2010 - Los Angeles Freeway Graffiti Report

Here are some pictures of the always active Los Angeles freeway graffiti scene. Some have already been buffed.
Niet ICR TAF
Niet ICR TAF

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Etsetra + Haste

What should "graffiti letters" look like? For most, there are certain rules that must be followed. The interesting thing is when someone is able to get passed those rules. This is what Etsetra and Haste were able to achieve on this wall.
Etsetra DCT
Etsetra DCT

Haste DCT CBS
Haste DCT CBS

Wall Lords - Final 2010 Shanghai - Sunday August 29

Thanks to our friends at Invasian Magazine for the information.

Wall Lords - Final 2010 Shanghai
Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 10AM - 8PM

Wall Lords - Final 2010 in Shanghai

Venue: Jiangwan Stadium Outdoor Basketball Court

Judges: Cantwo & Zebster (Germany) + Revok (USA) + Dilk (UK)
Wall Lords - Final 2010 Shanghai

Monday, August 23, 2010

Wild Art Images

About a week ago this new WAI production went up. I especially like productions that have a common color scheme and background that ties the whole wall together. They were able to achieve this really well here. Check out the sun rays coming in giving you the illusion on of an underwater scene.
WAI Crew
WAI Crew

Friday, August 20, 2010

This Saturday - Save Reys AUB AKS from being deported - Benefit Show

Reys AUB - Benefit Show
Saturday, August 21, 2010 7PM - Midnight

Gallery: Exhibit A
1309 West Valencia Drive Ste 1
Fullerton CA 92833 (directions)

Save Carne De "Reys" AUB AKS from being deported. Art benefit show to keep an artist and his family together. An Anaheim resident for 23 years.

All proceeds go towards Reys legal case. Giveaways with purchase.

MonkeyBusinessInk.com

Los Angeles Arts District Graffiti Art

I took these pictures in April of 2010. I finally had a chance to post them. I posted a few pictures from this wall before (THC, Fear + Besk, Page and Boxo) but not these.
Nels WAI
Nels WAI

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Koreatown Graffiti

A few weeks ago I visited Koreatown in Los Angeles. Here are some pictures of graffiti I took while I was there.
Whale JHF
Whale JHF

End to End Only

ForEverMetal - Sase
We got a new set of freight train graffiti in our train section. This time we are showing ONLY end to end freights.

Meeting of Styles in London - August 21

Meeting of Styles London
August 21, 2010

International Meeting of Styles - London

The International Meeting of Styles, the biggest graffiti and aerosol jam in the world, is coming to London on 21st of August showcasing 60 European aerosol and graffiti artists in a high-energy block party. At Highbury Studios in North London, 12 huge walls make up the canvases which will be painted to a sublime sound track of funk, hip hop and dub. And in the spirit of all good block parties, the event is FREE!

Hosted by aeroso...l addicts End Of The Line for the 3rd year running, MOS 2010 promises to top last year's event.

This year's cross-section of artists from France, Greece, Germany, Spain, and all over the UK will be showcasing a broad range of graffiti styles. These will include Da Mental Vaporz, Ghetto Farceur, Shok, Sheone, Roket & Ozone, 3Steps crew and many more.

Meeting of Styles London 2010 is being sponsored by Blubber Colors, Desperados, Kopparberg and Fault magazine.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Risk in Mid City Los Angeles

I have been a fan of Risk's work since I first saw him on the cover of Can Control Magazine in the early 90s doing a step by step spell out piece. This piece is on a highly visible spot in mid-city Los Angeles. I think he painted both Buds and Risk. I am not sure who painted the MSK letters.

Buds + Risk + MSK
Buds + Risk + MSK

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dytch CBS - Venice Beach

Dytch CBS - Venice Beach
A few weeks ago we went to Venice Beach and found Dytch painting one of his master pieces. Unfortunately, we couldn't stay long so I snapped a couple pictures of Dytch painting. Thanks to Kym for sending me a picture of the finished CBS piece.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pose2 Rocking Los Angeles

Pose2 - Bad Seed - Los Angeles
During the grand opening of Bad Seed, Pose2 painted on the outside of the gallery. Here are some in progress shots as well as detailed pictures of the finished mural. (Note: Dytch CBS painted the initial gray "Bad Seed" letters) Check out PoseTwo.com for more of his work.
Pose2 - Bad Seed - Los Angeles
Pose2 - Bad Seed - Los Angeles

Friday, August 13, 2010

WAIsted Crew

This production on the side of an auto repair shop in Koreatown was painted a while ago. I am not sure exactly when, but over a year ago. Whenever I was at this spot a van always covered the wall. It was my luck day a few weeks ago and no car was covering the wall. The wall was painted by Spe 136, Wutnot, Wish and Plek.
WAI Crew
WAI Crew

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kym + Dcypher + Tyer - Los Angeles Graffiti Production

Here is a brand new production by Kym CBS, Dcypher DTR and Tyer CBS. This was painted in Los Angeles. Be on the look out for a new video featuring Dcypher. It should be ready in a few weeks.

Kym CBS + Dcypher DTR + Tyer CBS
Kym CBS + Dcypher DTR + Tyer CBS

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Team Hard Core at Venice Beach

THC crew took over all the permission graffiti walls in Venice Beach. I was able to capture most of the work before it was painted over.
THC - Venice Beach - Chore, Strkr, Stiche, Len
THC - Venice Beach - Chore, Strkr, Stiche, Len

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Video - Espy DPT ZNC - Gold Throw Up


We filmed graffiti artist Espy DPT ZNC paint a quick gold throw up in Los Angeles. We have not done a time lapse video before and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to create one.
Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Espy DPT ZNC
Espy DPT ZNC

Monday, August 9, 2010

Haste CBS - Pushing the Limits of Graffiti Art

Once again, pushing the limits of graffiti, Haste paints this masterpiece. While others get comfortable with their usual style and paint similar pieces over and over, Haste reinvents himself in all of his pieces. You can expect the unexpected, and you can be sure it is something you have never seen before.
Haste CBS
Haste CBS

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Post in The Train Section - More from Pomona

Fearo Zion Riles
Check out our latest train post!

User Submission - Los Angeles Graffiti Writer - Rehob LOK VSK

We got some pictures sent in of the work of Los Angeles graffiti writer, Rehob LOK VSK.
Rehob LOK VSK
Rehob LOK VSK

Thursday, August 5, 2010

From the Bay to LA

The Bay to LA
In conjunction with the Bad Seed show, a group of Bay Area graffiti artists visited Los Angeles. This is one of walls they painted while they were in town. The artists that painted this wall were: Defie CBS LORDS, Wesk LORDS, Quake CBS LORDS and Pastime CBS LORDS. It looks like Haste CBS painted the background of the wall.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dytch CBS - Recent works

Here are some recent works by Dytch CBS. These pictures were taken in Sun Valley and Los Angeles. Check out the amazing detail that Dytch puts into each of his paintings.
Dytch CBS
Dytch CBS

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bad Seed - Opening Night Recap

Bad Seed - Opening Night
On Saturday, July 31, we attended the opening night of Bad Seed. It was a great group show featuring art by many talented graffiti artists. I also got the opportunity to show many GraffHead videos during the show on a monitor placed above the artwork. We also got a special treat. During the show, Pose2 painted on the outside of the gallery.

Artists Featured in the show were:
Drast, Else, Emily Hart Roth, Jaber, Jher, Kasl, Kofie, Krasher 56, Mear, Mickey Avalon, Robert Bowen, Siner, Sloke, Thanx, Werm, Wesk, Xpres
Jmar filming Mickey Avalon and Jaber's work
Jmar filming Mickey Avalon and Jaber's work

Monday, August 2, 2010

Graffiti Battle Video - Fishe KOG LTS VS Jaber


This graffiti battle was filmed in Los Angeles. Fishe KOG LTS faces off against Jaber in this epic battle. The video was a collaboration with Oink At LTD.

This is a three round, no holds barred writing competition to see who has the most skills. We filmed in three locations in Downtown Los Angeles, including a yard, the LA river and the streets in the heart of downtown.
Fishe vs Jaber
Fishe vs Jaber
Fishe vs Jaber
Fishe vs Jaber

Fishe vs Jaber
Fishe vs Jaber

Fishe vs Jaber
Fishe vs Jaber

Fishe vs Jaber
Fishe vs Jaber
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